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ISAF Arrest Taliban Leaders, Make Large Opium Bust

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An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban attack facilitator during a security operation in Logar province Wednesday. The detained facilitator is believed responsible for mortar, indirect fire and IED attacks against Afghan and Coalition forces.

The security force also detained six suspected insurgents and seized a rocket propelled grenade and associated equipment, RPG munitions, numerous rockets, IED-making materials and an assault rifle as a result of the operation.

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Relatedly, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested Wednesday a Taliban leader in Kandahar province. The detained leader is believed to have planned and executed ambush-style attacks on Afghan and coalition forces.

An Afghan and coalition security force also arrested a senior Taliban leader in Helmand province today. The detained leader is suspected of having served as the head of a Taliban direct-action cell and directed the movement of lethal aid to support the insurgency. The security force also seized multiple firearms as a result of the operation.

Afghan and coalition security forces killed three insurgents and seized 650 kilograms (1430 pounds) of dry opium during an operation in Helmand province yesterday. The operation also resulted in the destruction of the insurgent vehicle and the recovery of a PKM machine gun, ammunition and other military items.

Afghan Provincial Response Company Uruzgan, enabled by coalition forces, detained one insurgent, killed approximately a dozen enemy fighters and seized a small quantity of wet opium during an operation in Helmand province yesterday.


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